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Setting up your Computer with GENI Tools

Some of the tutorials will require you have a laptop that has:

  1. The Omni experimenter tool installed (Instructions)
  2. An ssh client (Instructions)
  3. Chrome and Firefox browsers (Instructions)

1. Install Omni

Please make sure to install/upgrade to Omni 2.7

Download and install omni by following the instructions at: (You do not have to configure Omni at this time. You will be given instructions at the conference.)

Test the installation

  1. Open a new terminal window (or command prompt in windows (Start menu -> Programs -> Accessories -> Command Prompt)) and type
           omni --version
    If omni prints out its version number, you are all set!

2. SSH Client

Mac OS X/Linux

Mac OS X and Linux come with an ssh client you can run from a Terminal window. You do not need to install anything. Proceed to the Test SSH with Keys section below.


Install FireSSH, a Firefox ssh plugin:

Test SSH with keys

You should have received a copy of an SSH private key by email.

To test your setup you will need this information:

  • username: sshtest
  • hostname:
  • port: 32826
  • passphrase for private key: v3rify

Mac OS X/Linux/Cygwin : Follow these instructions. If you see the prompt [sshtest@my-node ~]$ you are all set!
Windows : Use Firefox with FireSSH installed to test your ssh setup. See instructions at these instructions. If you see the prompt [sshtest@my-node ~]$ you are all set!

3. Install Chrome and Firefox browsers

  1. Chrome: Google Chrome
  2. Firefox: Firefox.

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